What You Should Know
Blue Up from Controlled Labs is supposed to naturally boost testosterone. Every bodybuilding supplement company attempts to market a product that will increase testosterone and few come anywhere near the mark. The reason so many supplements miss the mark is due to a law passed in 2005 stopping the use of prohormones in supplements. Prohormones were effective when converted to testosterone in the body, but were soon deemed to give users an advantage in various professional and amateur sports. After the ban, testosterone builders typically utilized natural libido enhancers to increase testosterone though these ingredients are not proven to have that effect.
List of Ingredients
Blue Up Complex: Tribulus Terrestris, Avena Sativa, Eurycoma Longfolia.
Blue Stim Complex: Caffeine, Pausinystalia Yohimbine Bark Extract.
Blue Up contains both a natural testosterone boosting complex and a stimulation complex. The word “stim” refers to stimulant which means caffeine and other stimulants. Looking at the “stim” first, we find natural caffeine which is a proven fat burner. We like caffeine because it works for both dieters and bodybuilders. Unfortunately Yohimbine is the other stimulating ingredient. Several bodybuilding forums are full of complaints about stomach discomfort associated with Yohimbine. Some supplement companies are taking notice; leaving Yohimbine out of the supplement all together.
The Blue Up Complex is supposed to offer a natural testosterone boost, but the ingredients fall far short of that. Tribulus Terrestris can be found in hundreds of bodybuilding supplements though science has yet to prove testosterone levels in the body are affected by the ingredient. Animal studies have shown some beneficial results but humans and rats are not the same.
Avena Sativa is another word for oat. Oats are a great source of fiber and protein, but that does not affect testosterone levels. Maybe fiber is included to slow down the digestive process so the supplement ingredients can have more time in the intestine for greater absorption.
Eurycoma Longfolia is commonly used as a libido enhancing supplement. Again, this ingredient started being used as a testosterone booster when prohormones were outlawed. That does not mean they are effective in that regard.
Blue Up is sold by Controlled Labs for $44.99. Controlled Labs has a reputation for overpricing their supplements so we looked on other websites and found the product sells for less via other retailers.
- The Blue Stim Complex contains caffeine which increases fat burn.
- Yohimbine may cause stomach discomfort.
- Natural libido boosters are not the same as prohormones.
- Prohormones are no longer legal for supplemental use.
Dieters will not lose more weight from taking this supplement, but that is not the purpose Controlled Labs is implying. Will testosterone levels be increased after taking Blue Up – not likely.